REGULAR donations to Red Cross help to provide a healthy breakfast for children who otherwise go to school hungry and allow us to make a daily phone call to check that elderly or isolated people are all right.
Despite our best efforts however, there are new families that need our help each year, new communities that find themselves in crisis, and a growing number of lonely, elderly people who find themselves cut off from friends and family.
At this time of the year, when the generosity of all Australians shines through I urge everyone to put a little something aside for people and families in crisis.
To give to the Red Cross Festive Appeal go to redcross.org.au or telephone 1800 811 700. STEVE JOSKE, executive director WA, Australian Red Cross.